pH Buffering – Applications

The most common application of acidity testing in the environmental remediation industry is prior to subsurface injection of an edible oil substrate designed to stimulate anaerobic biodegradation. As mentioned in previous sections, acidic minerals can play a key role in determining subsurface pH so acidity testing of aquifer materials is highly recommended. To minimize costs, samples of aquifer materials should be obtained during site characterization and monitoring well installation activities at sites where edible oil injection is a potential treatment option.